National Senior Health & Fitness Day - May 31, 2017 (Last Wednesday in May)
National Speak in Complete Sentences Day
World MS Day (Multiple Sclerosis) - May 31, 2017 (Last Wednesday in May)
World No-Tobacco Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include May 31, are:
National Tire Safety Week - May 28 - June 3, 2017
Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 to Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
Shavout - Evening of May 30 - Evening of June 1, 2017 (Jewish Holiday)
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31
2017 Monthly Holidays that include May 31, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
America's Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup) - May 26 - June 12, 2017
Vivid Sydney - May 26 - June 17, 2017 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
The Astrological Sign for May 31 is Gemini.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:
The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
1819 - Walt Whitman, American poet called the Father of Free Verse (Leaves of Grass) (d. 1892)
1866 - John Ringling, one of the seven Ringling Brothers who founded the Ringling Brothers Circus (d. 1936)
1898 - Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author who wrote The Power of Positive Thinking (d. 1993)
1923 - Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (d. 2005)
1930 - Clint Eastwood, American actor, director and producer (Rawhide, Dirty Harry)